The mission of the Center Of the Region, or "CORE," Work Group is to bring together elected officials and regional partners to:

  • share information about development, infrastructure, and green space plans and projects along the border between Wake and Durham Counties;
  • provide guidance to staff on the development, infrastructure, and green space issues; and
  • initiate projects, programs and agreements to address these issues.

CORE Work Group Full Overview


The CORE Work Group is a convenient opportunity for elected officials and senior planning staff to address issues of mutual interest and develop projects, programs, and agreements to address these issues.

CORE Members

The member jurisdictions of the CORE Work Group are the:

  • Town of Cary;
  • City of Durham;
  • Durham County;
  • Town of Morrisville;
  • City of Raleigh and;
  • Wake County

CORE Partners

Membership in the Work Group is distinct from participation in specific projects or agreements that might arise from Work Group discussions. Partner organizations that have participated in projects include the Research Triangle Foundation, the region’s two Metropolitan Planning Organizations, GoTriangle, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, and Chatham County.

The CORE Work Group Meetings are open to all interested members of the public.